UgCS Drone Dance Controller (DDC) is developed to manage a swarm of drones equipped with lights, fireworks, smoke generators or other payloads for astonishing shows. The drone choreography can be planned in 3D animation software, transformed to drone flight paths via a plugin and managed from a single computer equipped with UgCS DDC.
“It is marvelous to see a swarm of drones smoothly dancing pre-planned flight formations synchronized with music, displaying 3D shapes, brand logos or messages. The diverse payload options add the WOW effect to any show - smoke generators for daytime shows or LED-lights and fireworks for night shows,” says Janis Kuze, Sales Director of SPH Engineering. “Making this software available for UAV and entertainment industry will enrich spectators experience at events as we have already experienced it at the openings of National Football Leagues or the Olympic Games and music festivals.”
For UgCS DDC drone shows SPH Engineering has designed the drones “from the shelf” parts equipped with Pixhawk (open-source) and RTK GPS units, RGB LED modules and Wi-Fi adapters. The choreography of the drone is planned in a 3D animation software, like Blender (open-source) and transformed to flight paths for UgCS. The integrated Art-Net protocol enables a smooth drone swarm incorporation to outdoor shows, as an addition to lasers, beams, and other fixtures. One drone operator can manage up to a hundred drones from a single computer equipped with UgCS DDC.
Capabilities of DroneShowSoftware featured on Mashable
Video of “Letters and Shapes” demo flight
List of videos with diverse payloads from demo-flights and integrated shows in USA and Poland: https://goo.gl/T3GT1X.
About SPH Engineering / DroneShowSoftware
UgCS is a complete platform developed by SPH Engineering to plan and fly professional drone missions, supporting all popular UAV platforms. DroneShowSoftware (previously UgCS DDC) is developed to manage drone swarms equipped with lights and other payloads for entertainment outdoor shows. SPH Engineering offers unmanned systems integration services: building, acquiring and consulting on the selection of airframes, autopilots, payloads for a particular application, and performing proof of concept projects and software development.